Here's one: It is easy enough to date a girl who teaches.
She won’t want expensive gifts; you can buy storybook for her birthday, flowers for Teacher’s day, craft punchers for Christmas.
"So I come home at 11 o'clock at night," Rhee recalled in a recent interview with NEWSWEEK. A tireless single mother of two young girls, she taps away at two Black Berrys (one for her close friends and staff, the other for the city and the public at large) from early morning until after midnight, answering every e-mail personally.
Her candor can be disarming, though risky in her position.
As it happened, Rhee's own parents were in Washington, visiting from Denver, and they saw the confrontation on TV. ' I said, 'Yeah, I'm fine.' She said, 'You know, when you were young, you never used to care what people thought about you, and I always thought that you were going to be antisocial, but now I see this serving you well.' I was, like, 'Yeah'."Rhee says she doesn't mind getting yelled at. Indeed, she seems unflappable, a slender, pretty young woman with a straightforward, though not humorless, manner.
I stumbled across this sweet, darling blog post by another blogger entitled "Date a Girl Who Teaches".
It lists examples of traits common to teachers and explains why they would be desirable to men.
(Baltimore does not keep records by classroom, so NEWSWEEK was unable to confirm this assertion.) The key to success was, in her word, "sweat," on the part of the teacher and the students. "It drives me nuts when people say that two thirds of a kid's academic achievement is based on their environment. Klein, in late 2006, recommended Rhee to Adrian Fenty, the newly elected mayor of Washington, D. "I can't talk about the details, but let's just say I was in that school three days a week. " One co-chairman of the school's PTA, Eduardo Barada, accused Rhee of racism for ousting a Hispanic principal.
I know what was going on there." The "sad thing," she said, "was when a parent e-mailed me to say that she [Marta Guzman, the fired principal] couldn't possibly have been one of the worst principals in the system. (Guzman told NEWSWEEK that she did not know why she had been fired, a characterization Rhee disputes.) But the other PTA co-chair, Claire Taylor, told NEWSWEEK, "Rhee's making decisions that should have been made years ago, and she's accountable for those decisions. She'll be here two years, tops." As a Korean-American, Rhee was regarded with suspicion by some in D.